Hiker Intro

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

My name is Rachel and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo northbound in 2018. I am a 22 year old recent college graduate with no idea what the future...

Oct 13, 2017 : Rachel Meltzer
“Hello, My Name Is…”

“Hello, My Name Is…”

The Formal

Oct 11, 2017 : Liz Kidder
Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Hi everyone. Soon enough I’ll be babbling on semi-incoherently about gear, and likely a year from now you’ll all be sick to death of reading my posts. But for the...

Sep 18, 2017 : Kate Mueller
Yo, It’s On

Yo, It’s On

Last March, my sister sent me a link via Facebook to a book about the Appalachian Trail and the message “2020 yo it’s on.”  The book was Appalachian Trials, Zach...

Aug 23, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

Hey everyone! My name is Caroline - trail name Lone Wolf - and I’m a little late to the blogging game on The Trek. I started my PCT thru hike...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caroline Tillman
First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

I'm currently sprawled out in a super comfy bed at a B&B in Hot Springs, NC. That's right. I'm 273 miles in and just now writing my first post. It's...

Apr 25, 2017 : Madison Billingsley
Where Does the Time Go?

Where Does the Time Go?

This dream began some 23 years ago, but why it has never manifested itself into a reality has been due to going through these motions that I feel we are...

Apr 9, 2017 : Sam Gibson
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
My NOBO Thru-Hike

My NOBO Thru-Hike

The Plan! My plan? Start late in the year, go fast, and do not go ultra-light! Starting a NOBO Thru-Hike the first week of May. This goes against the grain...

Mar 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve